After Thursday's report of 40 million Americans affected by a security breach at Target, local credit unions and banks are working to help their customers.
Wichita Falls Teachers Federal Credit Union says they have identified 400 of its members affected by the I.D. Hacking at Target.
Since the news broke Thursday morning, the credit union says they have had a little more than a dozen employees trying to contact all those affected members.
They say those member's information has been compromised, but that their cards probably haven't t been used, yet.
“The way most of these hacking schemes work is they get your information but they might not use it for six months from now. What we are trying to do is stop those people from ever using your information,” said Jane Fitzgerald, CEO of Wichita Falls Teachers Federal Credit Union.
All of those affected members' cards at Wichita Falls Federal Credit Union will be disabled by Monday, regardless of whether you've received a call from them or not.
They say if you are nervous about using your credit or debit cards again, consider getting a bank gift card and use it at stores for personal use, that would avoid any thieves from stealing your information.
And banks are advising those who used debit cards at Target that it would probably be a good idea to have that card discontinued and get a temporary one until permanent ones can be issued.
And, if you have online or mobile banking, keep an eye on it and always take note of suspicious purchases and contact your bank when you do.
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